Friday, August 29, 2014

Supermoon Reflections

Reflections of a recent Supermoon as viewed in the waters of Trillium Lke adjacent Mt. Hood, Oregon

Surfer at Indian Beach

A surfer enjoys the break at Indian Beach, Or with The abandoned Tillamook Rock Lighthouse in the background.  This lighthouse is a fascinating story.  The mere construction of this structure took over two years to complete and claimed one life in the making.  Lighthouse workers were often stuck for months without provisions due to the incredible weather that just batters this rock.  Days before the completion of the lighthouse, a ship called the Laputa approached the coast in horrible conditions.  The men at the Rock attempted to warn her with an enormous bonfire to no avail as in the morning it was discoverd the Laputa had struck the coast and killed all 16 passengers with only the crew's dog surviving. A mile offshore, the Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1957 due to the fact that "terrible Tilly" was the most expensive Lighthouse to operate in the nation.

Oregon Pollinator hard at work

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Making friends on the Oregon Coast.  Wine and Seafood Festival in Charleston...Highly recommend
making the trip and stopping by 7Devils Brewery in Coos bay...Hang outside by the fire pit, drink good libations, and make a few new friends.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wildfire Sunsets

Fires do make for odd and beautiful sunsets...Sunset from outside Weed, Ca.

Coffee Fire

Again the Coffee Fire from the top of Park Creek Summit...the majority of this was emanating from the lower left of this picture where incredibly black smoke, glowing with orange from the fire was rising in thick columns.  Everything had that odd orange glow that fires seem to create.  It was my understanding that because of the location of this fire and the fact that other fire resources were stretched incredibly thin, this fire was being allowed to burn unmitigated.

Lake Siskiyou

The Coffee Fire in the Trinitys West of Mt. Eddy, created this incredible smoke "cloud" that stretched from Scott Valley all the way down South of Dunsmuir and trailed down the valley...

Little Deer Fire

These two are at Sunset, again the Little Deer Fire, Mt Shasta, at 14,000ft. slightly dwarfed by the column...winds were honking which certainly didn't help firefighters-

Little Deer Fire

This column is from the Little Deer fire just NW of Mt Shasta...unbelievably impressive display